Whilst recent events in Syria, Paris and around the World are very concerning there is no specific intelligence of a threat relating directly to Lancashire, at this time.
MI5 Security Service's website provides information about the current national threat levels.
Prevention and early intervention as with other forms of criminality is now seen as key to reducing risk in the longer term.
Following the tragic death of Lee Rigby in May 2013 the Prime Minister convened and led an Extremism Task Force. This and other UK security issues have led to the draft publication of the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill 2015. This new Act seeks to place Prevent, Channel and a number of security measures on a statutory footing. In terms of Prevent and Channel the consultation document sets out how:-
Specified authorities such as colleges, schools, prisons, probation, NHS, police and councils will have to:-
“have due regard in the exercise of their functions to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism” - Section 21 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015